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Emanuel, Rauner Share Donors

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:15:26 CST
By: AP

Democrat Rahm Emanuel and Republican Bruce Rauner have something in common, many of the same wealthy political donors. The Chicago Sun-Times reports more than 100 campaign contributors have given money to both men.   The newspaper conducted an analysis of campaign contributions since Emanuel, a Democrat, ran for Chicago mayor and since Rauner launched his campaign for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Common donors include billionaires Citadel investment firm founder Ken Griffin and Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky. Emanuel and Rauner both have a background in investment. But Emanuel and Rauner also were the top contributors to their own campaign funds. Rauner has contributed $5 million and Emanuel has given himself $1.1 million.

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